Covid: Vaccination Of Frontline Workers In Delhi Below National Average: Centre

Covid: Vaccination Of Frontline Workers In Delhi Below National Average: Centre

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Coronavirus: The Delhi government has been critical of the Centre's vaccination policy (Representational)

The inoculation of frontline and healthcare workers against coronavirus in Delhi is less than the national average, Member (Health) of the Niti Aayog VK Paul said on Saturday.

Responding to a question in a media briefing, Mr Paul said the overall coverage of single-dose for healthcare workers is 89 per cent.

"(The figure in) Rajasthan is 95 per cent, Madhya Pradesh is 96 per cent, Chhattisgarh is 99 per cent and Delhi is 78 per cent. It is 10-11 per cent below the (national) average. It should be improved. It (Delhi) is a limited area, limited population and (it is) well-connected. We appeal that states work to raise it," he said.

Similarly, the overall coverage for frontline workers is 82 per cent.

In Gujarat, the inoculation of frontline workers with a single dose is 93 per cent, Rajasthan is 91 per cent, MP is 90 per cent which is well above the average.

"Delhi is about 80 per cent, just below average. Every state should try to ensure 100 per cent coverage," Mr Paul said.

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